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As a leader in the fight to defend dignity, we invite you to participate in a day of training and discussion on the community partnership solution, Turn Your Life Around (TYLA) Prostitution Diversion Program. Florida-based Selah Freedom and Sarasota, FL Police Department have seen incredible success in the fight against human trafficking as they have adopted this program into their efforts.

TYLA exists to identify individuals/victims who are being sexually trafficked and provide them with resources and strategies to help them escape the sex trade industry. TYLA provides an alternative to arresting anyone being arrested for the act of prostitution.


When: April 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Where: 440 First Street NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20001


Collin Kartchner



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Albert Pooley

Founder and President

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Addressing Family Violence and Abuse

Dani Pinter, NCOSE Law Center Legal Counsel
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Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan, Ph.D.

Director of Government Relations

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Dangerous Nonsense: Countering the Sex Trade's Decriminalization Fantasy

Dr. Michael Shively

Michael Shively, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor on Research and Data Analysis

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The Production of Harm: Evidence Used in the Decriminalization Movement to Block the Prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Rob Spectre

Founder & CEO

The Golden Age Is Over: Online UCSE in the United States 2 Years After Backpage

Rachel Moran

Sex-trade survivor, writer, blogger and activist

Space International

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Haley McNamara

Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Consenting to Abuse: The Psychological and Social Similarities Between Domestic Violence and Prostitution AND Shared: The Rise of Non-Consensually Shared Pornography and its Consequences

Letitia Shelton


City Women

PANEL: Abolition! Engaging Elected Officials in the Fight to End Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, AND BREAKOUT: Details Coming

Joan Tabachnick

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Carolyn West, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

University of Washington

Black girlhood interrupted: Understanding’s pornography’s impact on sexual violence in the lives of Black girls and women & DOCUMENTARY: Let me tell ya’ll ‘bout Black chicks: Images of Black women in pornography

Meg Baldwin, J.D.

Executive Director

Refuge House

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Selah Freedom logoAbout Selah Freedom:

Selah Freedom actively confronts the issue of sex trafficking and is being upheld as the statewide model for how to effectively bring solutions to survivors of sex trafficking & exploitation.  Selah Freedom brings Awareness and Education to the community and organizations through their speakers bureau team, CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) 101 Course, law enforcement training, Global Training & Organizational Development – over 39,000 people annually!



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About NCOSE:
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization addressing the public health crisis of pornography and exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation. NCOSE embraces a mission to defend human dignity and to advocate for the universal right of sexual justice, which is freedom from sexual exploitation, objectification, and violence. To this end, NCOSE operates on the cutting edge of policy activism to combat corporate and government policies that foster exploitation, to advance public education and empowerment, and to foster united action through leading the international Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation.